Bill and Juanita, owners of Allenspark Lodge B&B, are living their dream...

running a successful business and riding as often as possible.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

SUNSHINE!!!! Horses & Grandkids

That's right, we woke up to sunshine instead of snow this morning.  For those of you who have been enjoying Spring, I want you to know we have had snow on the ground for eight months now, as the neighbor so kindly pointed out a couple days ago.  Our horses were gone for six of those months, but the day we brought them home last week, we started getting snow in earnest again - at least 24" in the last six days.  They were pretty sure we had shipped them to Siberia.  Talk about deja vu'!  This is morning feeding the day after they came home.
 Wasn't there grass out there yesterday?
Take my word for it; October and May didn't look a lot different with 12" of snow on the corral fence.
This is just a few hours later, dinner time.  Jesse is too short to look over the top like Washoe.
 We slogged through the pen and caught horses for the grandkids.  It was a short ride, but it means an official start to the season.  Yeah!  We were going to get pictures of the grandkids "bucking out" the fresh, but since there was no bucking, I guess there were no pictures.  The camera got left behind on the porch step.  Hmmm.

 Doesn't this look like a happy camper?

Bill is trying a different saddle on Ranger this year, to help minimize some weight issues.  Not that Ranger has complained, but Bill's saddle is a heavy one.  Unfortunately, the spare just won't work.  Ranger took no time at all letting Bill know this was all wrong; too tight on the withers and too low on the loins...and Ranger shaking his head no, no, NO.  I love the way horses can get their opinion across.  I guess he likes the old, dependable, FITTED, heavy saddle.  So Bill played bareback a few minutes, and you should see the huge smile on his face!

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